The Grapes of Wrath: Text and Criticism

The Grapes of Wrath: Text and Criticism

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The Grapes of Wrath: Text and Criticism by John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression follows the western moevement of wone family and a nation in search of work and human dignity. This completely updated Viking Critical Library Edition of The Grapes of Wrath includes the full text of the novel, corrected in 1996, as well as extensive and contextual material including:

  • Essays placing The Grapes of Wrath in social context, including a 1942 essay by Carey McWilliams about migrant workers and working conditions and a Martin Schockley piece on the reception of The Grapes of Wrath in Oklahoma
  • Eight new essays by John Ditsky, Nellie Y. McKay, MimiReisel Gladstein, Louis Owens, and others
  • An essay on the background to the composition of The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck's biographer, Jackson J. Benson
  • An introduction by the editor, a chronology, a list of topics for discussion and papers, and a bibliography

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140247756
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/28/1997
Series: Critical Library, Viking Series
Edition description: Text and Criticism Edition
Pages: 736
Sales rank: 387,735
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Steinbeck (1902–1968) was born in Salinas, California, and died in New York City. He remains one of the most prolific and influential authors of his generation and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.

Date of Birth:

February 27, 1902

Date of Death:

December 20, 1968

Place of Birth:

Salinas, California

Place of Death:

New York, New York


Attended Stanford University intermittently between 1919 and 1925

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The Grapes of Wrath Viking Critical Library) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Depression, land erosion contribute to the migration of thousends of hearty hungry destitude peoples.The gold rush and the mexican migration are past and present persuits, (to eat).John Stienbeck, captures the utter essence of those cought up in the tragic circumstances. That leads to the uprooting and relocation, to face hate, fear, loneliness, only for the most basic of basic's food and respect.
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